Notable apps and updates, May 25-30

4 days 4 hours ago
On a regular basis, Apple World Today posts a list of notable new apps or app updates that have been released. They may not necessarily be new, but they're popular and deserve mention. Here are this week’s picks.
Dennis Sellers

How to add fonts to macOS Catalina

4 days 20 hours ago
Whether you're looking to snag some of the newly-licensed fonts Apple has added to macOS or want to install a font you've downloaded, our helpful guide can teach you the basics in a few minutes.
Amber Neely

Here are all the Apple Arcade games that support controllers

4 days 21 hours ago

Apple Arcade is here, and you can play some of the subscription service’s many games with select models of Xbox One and PlayStation 4 controllers as well as Mfi (Made for iOS) controllers!

During Apple Arcade’s announcement, though, Apple gave the impression that all Apple Arcade games would work with gamepads (in part because the service will eventually also come to macOS and tvOS), but it turns out that’s not entirely true. Some games have interfaces solely designed for touchscreens—at least on iPhone and iPad. 

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Macworld Staff

Smartphone App Lets Fans Cheer, or Jeer, Their Team as Soccer Returns

4 days 22 hours ago

Soccer leagues around the world are starting to return, with games being played in empty stadiums. When players in Japan next take to the pitch they could be cheered, or jeered, by fans using a smartphone app, the Guardian reported.

The Remote Cheerer system developed by the Japanese firm Yamaha allows fans following the match on TV, the radio or online to encourage – or berate – players via their smartphones, their voices reverberating around the stadium in realtime via loudspeakers. In a recent field test, users in multiple remote locations chose from a range of on-screen options that sent their cheers, applause, chants and boos into the 50,000-seat Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa via 58 speakers set up among the empty seats.

Charlotte Henry

Apple Arcade: 'SpongeBob: Patty Pursuit' is available now

4 days 22 hours ago

Apple’s new Apple Arcade subscription-based gaming service is finally here. It’s basically Apple’s way of helping customers sort through the chaff in the App Store, as the highly curated service features premium games that are untainted by in-app purchases and ads. If all goes well, it could elevate the perception of mobile gaming in general.

Got questions? We've got plenty of answers. 

Updated 5/29/20: Added SpongeBob: Patty Pursuit to the list of available games. 

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Macworld Staff